Capital Projects Updates
The City of Parkland (City) conducts ongoing capital improvement projects to continue enhancing and refining our City. This page updates on an ongoing basis with information on projects planned and in progress. Check back regularly to keep abreast.
HILLSBORO BOULEVARD EXTENSION
The Falls at Parkland is a 55+ community that has started development just west of Parkside Drive and immediately south of Loxahatchee Road. The developer, Ryan Homes/Parkland Centerline, is required, as a condition of development, to construct an extension of Hillsboro Boulevard that will feed into the Falls at Parkland. That extension will run from the existing Hillsboro Boulevard along the south side of Chabad of Parkland, intersect Parkside Drive at a four-way stop, and continue west into the Falls at Parkland. Click here for more information.
HILLSBORO BOULEVARD - NOB HILL ROAD TRAFFIC SIGNAL
Construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of Hillsboro Boulevard and Nob Hill Road is scheduled to begin by the end of 2019 and should be completed by the Fall of 2020. For more information on this project, and information on traffic signals in general, click here Version OptionsCapital Projects UpdatesHeadline.
LIBRARY EXPANSION PROJECT
The City of Parkland Library is currently housed in a 13,200 square foot facility in the Parkland Municipal Complex. Work is well underway to expand the facility by adding a wing to the existing building. Click here for more information.
The City of Parkland adopted a City-wide plan for street lighting in 2013. Since then, the City, along with Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Broward County, has illuminated University Drive from Holmberg Road to Loxahatchee Road and Nob Hill Road from Heron Bay Boulevard to Hillsboro Boulevard. Click here for more information.
This is a three-step process to resurface some City sidewalks, the paved pathway connecting Covered Bridge Park with Six Acre Park, and the Terramar Park parking lot. Work began on the sidewalk portion in late June of 2019. This work was along the west side of University Drive from Aston Gardens to Holmberg Road and along the south Side of Holmberg Road from University Drive west to just beyond The Landings development. Once that was completed, resurfacing began on the pathway connecting Covered Bridge Park with Six Acre Park. This work will result in a smooth new surface for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. The final phase of the project, which is expected to begin by August 2019, will be the complete resurfacing of the parking lot at Terramar Park--done in sections to minimize impact to events taking place at the park.
Did you know there are more than 1.2 million square feet of sidewalks in the City of Parkland? Even more if you include the sidewalks for which Broward County and the North Springs Improvement District are responsible. The City began its annual cleaning of City sidewalks in June 2019 and is expected to complete it by October 2019. As a City that places a high value on its pedestrian paths, sidewalks, and safety, staff are committed to maximizing pedestrian comfort whether you are walking to the store or running for fitness. This includes removing and resurfacing approximately 1,500 feet of sidewalk each year to ensure a smooth surface.
PARKSIDE DRIVE CROSSWALKS
Work to update two Parkside Drive crosswalks--one at Riverglades Elementary School and one at the Cypress Cay development--has been completed. This work was planned for the Summer to ensure completion before the first day of the new school year. The work included re-striping and construction of ADA accessible curb ramps. The upgrades to these crosswalks will serve to increase safety to all pedestrians--including elementary school children and their parents on school days.
PARKSIDE DRIVE SIDEWALK/SWALE CLOSURE
The closure of the sidewalk and swale along the west side of Parkside Drive will create an inconvenience for those who must travel that area—and in particular for drop-off and pick-up of children at Riverglades Elementary School. The City of Parkland has provide limited parking at the Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Though this parking is limited, the City wanted to provide what it has available to provide some relief. Through the duration of this project, we ask for your patience due to the inconvenience, that you consider carpooling, you take an alternate route if you do not need to be on Parkside Drive, and that you consider carpooling to ease traffic. Weather-permitting, this project will be complete in approximately four to five weeks. Click here for more information.
LOXAHATCHEE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The reconstruction of Loxahatchee Road is a large-scale collaboration between the City of Parkland, Broward County, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will span Loxahatchee Road from State Road 7 / U.S. Highway 441 to the water conservation area and, at this time, is expected to begin sometime in 2023. Click here for more information.
FIRE STATION 42 ADDITION
Fire Station 42 is located on the Northeast corner of Holmberg Road and Parkside Drive adjacent to the City of Parkland Public Works complex. This project will add 300 square feet to the fire station. Construction has begun and is expected to be complete in the Fall 2019.
This project would provide a secondary storm water drainage system to allow for drainage during a large rain or storm event. This would help alleviate flooding that now occurs in the Ranches after a rain or storm event. The City had a survey conducted of the area and is working with North Springs Improvement District (NSID) on a model of the drainage system.
COVERED BRIDGE PASSIVE PARK
This project will expand Covered Bridge Park to include a parking lot, landscaping, site amenities, and a trail connecting Covered Bridge Park with the Six Acre Park on Hillsboro Boulevard just east of Terramar Park.